Famous birther Donald Trump is back in the birtherin' game, suggesting to the Washington Post that Ted Cruz might face legal challenges to a potential presidency because he was born in Canada. (Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, to an American mother and was therefore a U.S. citizen at birth; his eligibility for the presidency is not actually in any legal question.) From the Post:
“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”
Trump added: “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”
("A lot of people are talking about it.")
Trump also raised the issue in December 2014 but then said it wasn't a problem, telling ABC in September that he believed the matter had been "checked out by every attorney and every which way" and that "Ted is in fine shape."